Best of 2013

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  • to Lie with Statistics

    How to Lie with Statistics


    Over Half a Million Copies Sold–an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.

  • End Is Near...Or Maybe Not!

    The End Is Near…Or Maybe Not!


    What does the Bible really say about the future? Should we expect horrible things or hopeful things? Does the world end with a bang, or with a whimper – or neither? Is it possible that the popular preachers and novelists have completely missed the point? In The End Is Near…Or Maybe Not! Kenneth Myers offers a sensible, biblical, and historic alternative to the sensationalism of our day. Eye-opening, engaging and easy to read, this book replaces pessimism with optimism and dread with antic…

  • Wrote This For You

    I Wrote This For You


    Praise “I bought the “I Wrote This For You” book in actual, real-life paperback and it soothes my soul. Buy it if you can.” – Laura Prudom (News Editor for Variety) “One of the most beautiful things I have ever read. Ever.” – BT (Grammy Nominated Composer and Technologist) “This is me. This is you. This is us. This is every human being, past and present, old and young, of every ethnicity, race and faith. Our every complex human emotion translated into words. Someone knows and someone unders…


    Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress–and a Plan to Stop It


    @font-face { font-family: “Times”; }@font-face { font-family: “Geneva”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance rules and brought to new levels by the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission-trust in our government has re…

  • Introduction to the Biology of Vision

    An Introduction to the Biology of Vision


    This main goals of this text are to provide undergraduates with a working vocabulary and knowledge of the biology of vision and to acquaint them with the major themes in biological vision research. Part I treats the eye as an image-forming organ and provides an overview of the projections from the retina to key visual structures of the brain. The second part builds on this material, examining the functions of the retina and its central projections in greater detail. Part III addresses certain…

  • Record: The Definitive History of the Chernobyl Catastrophe

    Chernobyl Record: The Definitive History of the Chernobyl Catastrophe


    The nuclear accident at Chernobyl on April 26, 1986 had a heavy impact on life, health, and the environment. It caused agony to people in the Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia and anxiety far away from these countries. The economic losses and social dislocation were severe in a region already under strain. It is now possible to make more accurate assessments of these effects than it was in the first few years following the catastrophe. An internationally known author, speaker, and medical physicis…

  • To Die: or The Good Gatsby

    How To Die: or The Good Gatsby


    How would you want to go? Quietly? Painlessly? With your boots on? Haven’t really thought about it? Fortunately, one man has. In How to Die, have a peek at a few fatalistic daydreams from a creative mind. With a little death and a lot of humor, these stories will keep you laughing and guessing till the very end, with lots of fun along the way. Death can scare us, sadden us, and sometimes, it can be really, really funny. Take a little trip to the edge of the afterlife in 12 hilarious different…

  • Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

    The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag


    North Korea is today one of the last bastions of hard-line Communism. Its leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party regime, quashing any nascent opposition movements and sending all suspected dissidents to its brutal concentration camps for “re-education.” Kang Chol-hwan is the first survivor of one of these camps to escape and tell his story to the world, documenting the extreme conditions in these gulags and providing a personal insight into life in North Korea. Part horror story, …

  • Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall

    She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall


    The Christian inspirational national bestseller that Publishers Weekly called “intense and fascinating” about the life of Cassie Bernall, a seventeen-year-old teenager who professed her belief in God before being fatally shot during the Columbine school shooting tragedy—written by her mother.”One of the most gripping stories to come out of the shooting at Columbine High School” is told in the acclaimed national bestseller that illuminates the most remarkable aspect of 17-year-old Cassie Bern…

  • Said No!: Orphaned Film Scripts

    Hollywood Said No!: Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creato…


    Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators of HBO’s classic sketch comedy show Mr. Show, present to you this collection of never-before-seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn’t find the gumption to green-light. Simply put…HOLLYWOOD SAID NO!Since Mr. Show closed up shop, Bob and David have kept busy with many projects–acting in fun, successful, movies and TV shows, directing things, and complaining about stuff that didn’t turn out well to anyone who would listen, and even alone, in silenc…

  • A New Biography

    Lenin: A New Biography


    The special assistant to Boris Yeltsin radically alters the traditional image of Lenin with a biography based on secret Soviet archives, revealing the Founding Father as a cruel, totalitarian leader who was responsible for the worst excesses of the Soviet state.




    Penpal began as a series of short and interconnected stories posted on an online horror forum. Before long, it was adapted into illustrations, audio recordings, and short films; and that was before it was revised and expanded into a novel!How much do you remember about your childhood?In Penpal, a man investigates the seemingly unrelated bizarre, tragic, and horrific occurrences of his childhood in an attempt to finally understand them. Beginning with only fragments of his earliest years, you’…

  • Collapse of Chaos: Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World (Penguin Press Science)

    The Collapse of Chaos: Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World (Penguin Press Science)


    Moving on from his books on chaos (“Does God Play Dice?”) and symmetry (“Fearful Symmetry”), the author of this book deals with the wider field of complexity theory. The book tackles the question of how complexity arises in nature, of how life overcomes chaos and entropy to create developing order. Co-written with biologist Jack Cohen, the book will range across the central areas of modern science, from quantum mechanics and cosmology to evolution and intelligence, looking at the central ques…

  • and Gentlemen

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul…


    A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods.By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed “Son of Sam.” And on a sweltering night in July, a citywide power outage touched off an orgy of looting and arson that led to the largest mass arrest in New York’s history. As the turbulent year wor…

  • Race between Education and Technology

    The Race between Education and Technology


    This book provides a careful historical analysis of the co-evolution of educational attainment and the wage structure in the United States through the twentieth century. The authors propose that the twentieth century was not only the American Century but also the Human Capital Century. That is, the American educational system is what made America the richest nation in the world. Its educational system had always been less elite than that of most European nations. By 1900 the U.S. had begun t…

  • and Sunsets: A Novel

    Sex and Sunsets: A Novel


    “Kelly Palamino’s engagingly idiosyncratic voice falls somewhere between On the Road and Bright Lights, Big City. He’s the Lone Ranger in love, riding out the rough patches on a Thorazine habit.”-PeopleAt twenty-nine, Kelly Palamino’s a little off-kilter but settled into his career of professional dishwasher. His big, blond, ex-hippie wife has left him for good.So it’s with no particular purpose that Kelly positions himself on his porch across the street from an Episcopal church in Jackson, W…

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    Spider’s Web: The Secret History of How the White House Illegally Armed Iraq


    For ten years, the White House, assisted by allies in London and Rome, brushed aside the law in a relentless quest to support Saddam Hussein. What were the forces that shaped this persisting embrace of a dictator whom George Bush would eventually compare to Adolf Hitler? How did Washington and its NATO allies nurture a frequently illicit rapport with Saddam, and what was the real story of why it became necessary to mount Operation Desert Storm? How did the governments led by George Bush and M…

  • of Fire : America in the King Years 1963-65

    Pillar of Fire : America in the King Years 1963-65


    From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch, the second part of his epic trilogy on the American Civil Rights Movement.In the second volume of his three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began with Parting the Waters, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Taylor Branch portrays the Civil Rights Movement at its zenith, recounting the climactic struggles as they commanded the national stage.

  • from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

    Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West


    With a New ForewordThe heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escapedNorth Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped. No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk.In Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of the world’s most repressive totalitaria…

  • Will Be Boys!

    Boys Will Be Boys!


    Noticeable wear to cover and pages. May have some markings on the inside. Fast shipping. Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials.